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Every heart has a story and you can trust yours to the team at CMC's New England Heart & Vascular Institute. As a nationally-recognized destination for heart and vascular care, our award-winning team includes board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technologists and others who are leaders in their field. We provide you with the latest and most advanced treatment options in the region. This is where heart meets excellence. 

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Care & Treatment

Cardiac Surgery

New England Heart & Vascular Institute

Meet our Team

With a nationally-recognized team, our Heart & Vascular Institute has experts that specialize in cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, vascular medicine, vein treatments and cardiovascular imaging. We pioneer next-generation techniques and lead the way in diagnosing and treating heart and vascular disease. You can count on us for excellent care at locations throughout NH. 

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cutting edge care & treatment

Underscoring its commitment to the most advanced treatment options for patients, the team at Catholic Medical Center’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute has recently introduced several cutting-edge procedures for various cardiovascular conditions. 

Cardiac Catheterization

Recovery Time Reduced

When you come to the hospital for a procedure, you want your experience to be as uncomplicated as possible. That’s what Michael Ipavec found when he came to CMC for a cardiac catheterization.

Breakthrough Treatments

For Heart Failure offer hope

“We offer hope to patients who previously may have had none.” These words are at the essence of our mission at CMC and drives the team at the New England Heart & Vascular Institute toward compassionate excellence, every day. Learn about the options Gary found by working with his team at NEHVI.


First hospital in New Hampshire to:

  • perform open heart surgery in 1986 (as a community hospital)
  • use CardioMEMS™ HF System, a miniature, wireless sensor to manage heart failure 
  • offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement—TAVR (as a community hospital)
  • ​perform a completely percutaneous (no incisions) mitral valve replacement
  • offer Myocardial Perfusion PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • perform a fenestrated endovascular aortic repair—FEVAR (in southern New Hampshire) 
  • use the KONECT device in the repair of ascending aortic aneurysms
  • offer TCAR: trans carotid artery revascularization (as a community hospital)
  • perform the Convergent procedure—a two-step procedure which combines a minimally-invasive surgical treatment with a catheter ablation to treat patients with long-standing atrial fibrillation (AFib)

First hospital in New England to:

  • implant WATCHMAN™ after its FDA Approval
  • offer advanced 3-D mapping system (RHYTHMIA Mapping System) to better diagnose and treat all types of heart arrhythmias (in northern New England)
  • perform a minimally- invasive surgery to treat patients with thoracic aortic disease using the Valiant Navion™ Stent Graft System
  • offer the WATCHMAN FLX™ implant to AFib patients at risk for stroke who need an alternative to blood thinners.
  • use lithotripsy to break down complex calcium in coronary artery disease—Shockwave IVL (in northern New England)
First hospital in the world to:
  • to implant the WATCHMAN™ Device for patients contraindicated to anticoagulation as part of the ASAP-TOO clinical trial
  • use LUMIPOINT™ mapping software to aid and enhance cardiac ablation procedures 
National & Local Recognition

CMC is proud to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in the following procedures/conditions: heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney failure.
July 2021

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Union Leader Readers' Choice 2021

We are beyond grateful to be part of this community and it is our privilege to care for you. Thank you for your support and for making us your Readers’ Choice in the following categories: Hospital, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Childbirth, Emergency Care and Weight Loss.
June 2021

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Exceptional Care

Close to Home

By collaborating with hospitals throughout New Hampshire, patients have access to the latest cardiovascular care. Procedures are done at CMC, with diagnostic and follow-up care at their local community hospital. See below for New England Heart & Vascular Institute locations throughout NH. 

Our Locations

Affiliate Locations